Social distancing in schools across the British Virgin Islands has been officially reduced by 50 per cent.
Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie
made the disclosure during his COVID
-19 update delivered last night, April 8.
He said: “With regards to school, we have reduced the distancing in the classrooms from six feet to three feet to now allow most of our students to return for face-to-face instruction.”
However, he informed that students “will still have to observe all protocols, and this is in keeping with the advice of international and local health officials.”
The Premier said these new changes are all attributed to the cooperation of the people of the territory.
On March 10, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley told the House of Assembly that he would be seeking Cabinet’s stamp of approval in that regard.
At the time, he said: “This reduction will allow for more classrooms to accommodate more students, eliminating in most instances the double session for teachers.”